Friends of Kelsey Park

Kelsey Park is situated in Beckenham, in the London borough of Bromley. The Friends are a non-profit organisation founded in 1997, currently consisting of around 600 members, dedicated to its running and maintenance.

The Park opened on 31st May 1913, after the land was purchased by the people of Beckenham, for public use and enjoyment. It is a haven for all kinds of flora and fauna, with over 100 kinds of trees and over 65 species of birds having been recorded, a huge variety of flowers in the spectacular herbaceous border, and a vast array of wildlife.

There is something here for everyone - from rose gardens, water features, and nature trails, to tennis courts and a mini golf course, to a café and playground. Dog owners are welcome on the eastern side of the lake, while those seeking a more tranquil outing can find that peace on the other side on the main lawn by the herbaceous border.

For more information, feel free to look around the website, or visit the Information Centre, which is located near to the Manor Way entrance, and is open on weekends and Bank Holidays.


We have now added a donation button to our website! It can be found underneath the navigation menu on all pages.

Sunday 7th April - Spring Bird and Heron Watch
The island in Kelsey Park's lake contains one of London's largest and most spectacular colonies of breeding herons.

Volunteers from the Friends of Kelsey Park and the RSPB Bromley Local Group will be on hand with telescopes to give visitors up-close views of the boisterous herons.

Families are welcome and a telescope will be set at a lower level for children to get a good view. There will be two stalls, each offering a different perspective on the herons' family drama!

The Friends of Kelsey Park will also be leading bird walks around the park at 12 noon and 2pm.

Saturday 20th April - Easter Egg Hunt
Our famous Easter Egg hunt is happening again this year!

Price is £4 per child, and must be pre-purchased. Places are limited: first come, first served!

The schedule for the day is:

  • 10:30AM - 2-5yrs old
  • 11:00AM - 2-5yrs old
  • 11:30AM - 2-5yrs old
  • 1:00PM - 6-8yrs old

Tickets are now on sale at the cafe, mini-golf or Information Centre. For more details please contact

Saturday 6th July - Music In The Park
As most of you know, Kelsey Park holds a Musical Afternoon most years. This year we've decided to make a day of it!

On Saturday 6th July we will be hosting 'Music In The Park'. Stalls will be open from 11am, music starts at 12.

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